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Carbamazepine

Source Blood
Mnemonic CARB
Specimen Requirements 1 x 3 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.2 mL plasma or serum.

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections


Optimally, collection of specimen should be 0-60 minutes prior to next dose (trough level).
Specimen Handling
Additional Information Record time of last dose on requisition.

For additional information, see Half-life and Time to Steady State.
Testing Location Chemistry-FMC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) Tegretol
Reference Interval

Therapeutic Range: 20 - 50 umol/L

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